ERIC Number: ED462309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Archaeology: Smithsonian Institution Teacher's Resource Packet.
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
This archaeology resource packet provides information on frequently asked questions of the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), including the topics of: (1) career information; (2) excavation; (3) fieldwork opportunities; (4) artifact identification; and (5) preservation. The packet is divided into six sections. Section 1 is the general overview section. Section 2 provides two teaching activities for archaeology in the classroom (one for grades 4-12 and one for grades K-8) to demonstrate what can be learned from material remains at an archaeological site. Section 3 is a teaching activity for exploring historic cemeteries. Section 4 offers random strategies to present archaeology in the classroom. Section 5 allows students to reconstruct Babylonian society from Hammurabi's Code of Law through a code analysis exercise and comparisons with their own culture. Section 6 includes an annotated bibliography on "Civilizations of the Past: Archaeology and Ecology" for teachers and one for students. Also, a list of films with access information, other teaching materials, and additional student activities are provided. (Contains a list of other Teacher Resource Packets available from the Smithsonian Institution.) (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.